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The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
36 reviews
The beautiful garden of Riverain - a fantastic late afternoon sun trap equipped with a Weber BBQ.
Riverain is a Grade II listed sandstone barn conversion set within the grounds of Blencowe Hall
Riverain was the original carriage house barn and its reception room has the original carriage doors
Riverain has a private gated garden and private parking surrounded by a sandstone ha-ha wall
The welcoming Carriage reception room is equipped with broadband wifi, leather sofas and a log fire
The Kitchen has a Bosch gas hob, electric oven and Dishwasher
The breakfasting kitchen at Riverain
A view from the Breakfasting Kitchen into the living room through the original sandstone archway.
The Living Room with a cast iron log-burner - complimentary logs and kindling provided for the fire.
A view from the breakfasting kitchen towards he main reception room.
A view from the Carriage Reception room at Riverain towards the kitchen and Derwent Room hallway
The ensuite ground floor Derwent Room with beds that can be arranged as a 6 foot double or two twins
The ensuite shower room of the ground floor Derwent Room
The first floor Haweswater Room which is ensuite with a shower room
The Haweswater ensuite shower room with limestone tiling chrome heated towel rail.
The first floor Ullswater Room which us ensuite with a bathroom
The original sandstone walls have been preserved in use where possible.
Fresh flowers are placed in guest bedrooms during the season.
A view of Blencowe Hall, showing Riverain in the background.
Riverain is set within the grounds of Grade I listed Blencowe Hall
A view of Riverain's garden in the early springtime
An aerial view of Riverain and Blencowe Hall displaying Riverain's amazing location.
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3 Bedrooms , 3 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Howtown, Lake District, Cumbria, England
5* Rated, Gold Award Winner by Visit England. Riverain has 3 ensuite bedrooms and is also accorded 'Families Welcome' and 'Pets Welcome' status by Visit England which means we provide additional facilities, equipment and information for our guests travelling with their children and their dogs. Riverain's gated and walled off road large garden and the grounds of Blencowe Hall have plenty of space to enjoy being outside!

A stunning conversion of a coach house dating back to the 1700s gives Riverain its welcoming double height oak floored reception room with floor to ceiling arched windows. The massive sandstone fireplace is a focal point for cool Cumbrian evenings and a generous supply of logs as well as underfloor heating ensure guest comfort and relaxation.

Riverain’s private garden and parking area are set on the So...
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Listing #HL9269203
About the Manager
Christine and Charles Rowley
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Interaction with guests
Around 2 weeks prior to arrival guests will receive a pre-arrival message which includes details regarding key collection. We also send our guests local information about 'what's on' in the area during their stay. Guests have sole occupancy of the property during their stay and our Manager is available by telephone at all times.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely cottage and great location. Could do with parasol in garden and cushions would be nice. We had a massive problem with flies while we were here and it drove us to distraction. Great holiday overall but bring fly spray and traps.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Well equipped, comfortable house. Stunning grounds and beautiful surroundings. Pet friendly. And a generous welcome hamper on our arrival.More

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christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review after your stay at Riverain. We are really pleased that you found the house comfortable and well equipped and enjoyed its beautiful location and grounds. We are delighted that you enjoyed the welcome hamper...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

What a lovely cottage, well equipped, cozy, a perfect retreat for a few days away. Overlooking Blencowe Hall, fantastic to see such a sympathetic restoration of my old ancestral home........truly deserving of its multi award winning status. Would certainly recommendMore

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christine939, VR Owner at Riverain, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hi Thanks for your super review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your break and found everything you needed at Riverain. Please feel free to get back in touch if your travels should bring you back to your ancestors at some point in the...More

  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (3)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • SuperKing Beds:(2)
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    3 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Kings
    1 Queen
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29 Jun 2018 -
23 Aug 2018
3 nights
24 Aug 2018 -
27 Aug 2018
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28 Aug 2018 -
2 Sep 2018
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About the neighbourhood
Riverain is located in Blencowe, near Greystoke. The closest lake is Ullswater, one of the deepest and the longest lake in the national park. It is surrounded mountains and there are great walks easily accessible from the Hall. The Boot and Shoe Pub in Greystoke is about 1.5 miles down the road and has a great atmosphere and excellent local food. There is also a village post office shop in Greystoke and a recently refurbished open heated swimming pool. Greystoke Castle and its 3000 acre estate is in Greystoke and the deer park of the Castle is open for public walks.

There is plenty of parking at Riverain which is surrounded by its own 30 acres of grounds and extensive gardens.
Getting around
Riverain is located a short drive from Penrith train station which is on the West Coast Main Line, the railway linking London to Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Edinburgh & Glasgow. The nearby villages offer wonderful walks and cycle rides with beautiful scenery. Ullswater ‘Steamers’ is an award winning environmentally accredited Lake District attraction celebrating over 150 years of operating cruises on England’s most beautiful lake. Operating one of the largest heritage vessel fleets in the world, offering visitors an experience they will never forget for 363 days a year. Cruises connect to some of the most famous and iconic walking routes in the National Park, with views of Wordsworth's Daffodils on the west shore in Spring.
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How to get there
Airport: Newcastle: 113.0 km
Railway: Penrith: 19.0 km
Ferry: Newcastle: 133.0 km
Directions for Riverain CA10 0DF from the M6 Motorway

From the South; leave the M6 and take the 3rd exit onto the A592
From the North; leave the M6 and take the 1st exit onto the A592
Stay in the left lane. At the mini roundabout take the 1st exit onto Haweswater Road.
Follow the road for approx. 0.8 miles (2 mins) through the industrial estate to the next T-junction / mini round about.
Turn left onto the B5288 (Newton Road). Follow for approx. 2.5 miles (4 mins).
After approx. 2.5 miles fork right (in front of The Clickham Inn public house) and follow Park View Road for approx. 1.6 miles (4 mins).
Drive into Blencowe village, over the small stone bridge and turn immediately left and then left again.
Follow the road for approx. 0.3. miles (1 min) and turn right into The Rowley...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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